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Secondhand Lions

Secondhand Lions PDF
Author: John Whitman
Publisher: Bantam Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780553494228
Size: 44.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 137
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Are Walter’s “uncles” really ex-bank robbers? He’s about to spend a summer with them and find out! Poor Walter! His mom, Mae, an irresponsible beauty past her prime and down on her luck, has dumped him off with his two eccentric old “uncles,” Hub and Garth. Mae’s convinced that the old men have millions stashed away from bank robberies—and she’s determined that she and Walter deserve a piece of the pie. So while Mae’s off trying to find a husband, Walter tries to make himself at home in the company of these older, grumpier men—and some other relatives that are equally determined to get their share of the family assets. Soon Walter is transfixed and transformed by the stories Garth tells of his and Hub’s dashing younger years: how they were in the French Foreign Legion and how Hub won the love of the Sultan’s daughter and evaded the jealous Sheik’s assassins. Are Hub and Garth sitting on a fortune, or is that a story too? And who’s going to get it if they are?

Reel Views 2

Reel Views 2 PDF
Author: James Berardinelli
Publisher: Justin, Charles & Co.
ISBN: 1932112405
Size: 40.79 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 612
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Thoroughly revised and updated for 2005! Includes a new chapter on the best special edition DVDs and a new chapter on finding hidden easter egg features.

Secondhand Lions

Secondhand Lions PDF
Author: John Whitman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781417601196
Size: 68.29 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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Secondhand Lions

Secondhand Lions PDF
Author: Tim McCanlies
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780780646407
Size: 57.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Boys
Languages : en
Pages : 234
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A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.

Chainsaws Slackers And Spy Kids

Chainsaws  Slackers  and Spy Kids PDF
Author: Alison Macor
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292778295
Size: 17.11 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 392
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During the 1990s, Austin achieved "overnight" success and celebrity as a vital place for independent filmmaking. Directors Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez proved that locally made films with regional themes such as Slacker and El Mariachi could capture a national audience. Their success helped transform Austin's homegrown film community into a professional film industry staffed with talented, experienced filmmakers and equipped with state-of-the art-production facilities. Today, Austin struggles to balance the growth and expansion of its film community with an ongoing commitment to nurture the next generation of independent filmmakers. Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids chronicles the evolution of this struggle by re-creating Austin's colorful movie history. Based on revealing interviews with Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, Mike Judge, Quentin Tarantino, Matthew McConaughey, George Lucas, and more than one hundred other players in the local and national film industries, Alison Macor explores how Austin has become a proving ground for contemporary independent cinema. She begins in the early 1970s with Tobe Hooper's horror classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and follows the development of the Austin film scene through 2001 with the production and release of Rodriguez's $100-million blockbuster, Spy Kids. Each chapter explores the behind-the-scenes story of a specific movie, such as Linklater's Dazed and Confused and Judge's Office Space, against the backdrop of Austin's ever-expanding film community.

Roger Ebert S Movie Yearbook 2005

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2005 PDF
Author: Roger Ebert
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740747427
Size: 15.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 964
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A collection of every movie review the popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic has done from January 2002 to mid-June 2004 includes the past year's interviews and essays, as well as reviews from all the major film festivals, his biweekly "Questions for the Movie Answer Man," profiles of leading actors, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.

The Encyclopedia Of Racism In American Films

The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films PDF
Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442269065
Size: 45.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 824
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From D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation in 1915 to the recent Get Out, audiences and critics alike have responded to racism in motion pictures for more than a century. Whether subtle or blatant, racially biased images and narratives erase minorities, perpetuate stereotypes, and keep alive practices of discrimination and marginalization. Even in the 21st century, the American film industry is not “color blind,” evidenced by films such as Babel (2006), A Better Life, (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2013). The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film documents one facet of racism in the film industry, wherein historically underrepresented peoples are misrepresented—through a lack of roles for actors of color, stereotyping, negative associations, and an absence of rich, nuanced characters. Offering insights and analysis from over seventy scholars, critics, and activists, the volume highlights issues such as: Hollywood’s diversity crisis White Savior films Magic Negro tropes The disconnect between screen images and lived realities of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asians A companion to the ever-growing field of race studies, this volume opens up a critical dialogue on an always timely issue. The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film will appeal to scholars of cinema, race and ethnicity studies, and cultural history.

Secondhand Lions

Secondhand Lions PDF
Author: Laurie N Mitchell
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 26.17 MB
Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 98
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14-year-old Walter is left by his irresponsible mother, Mae, to live for the summer with his reclusive, bachelor great-uncles, Hub and Garth. Despite living on a ramshackle Texan farm, they are said to have a secret fortune and are made the target of every traveling salesman. They, in turn, sit on their porch with shotguns, shooting at the salesmen.

Animal Movies Guide

Animal Movies Guide PDF
Author: Staci Layne Wilson
Publisher: Staci Wilson
ISBN: 0967518539
Size: 17.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 421
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Behind The Curtain 2

Behind the Curtain 2 PDF
Author: Marc Levitre
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1622303199
Size: 35.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 466
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In Behind the Curtain 2, author Marc LeVitre pulls back the curtain once again to reveal the Truth as seen in mainstream movies. These films have been chosen because they have impacted LeVitre on a spiritual level. He delves into such themes as coming-of-age, dealing with the cruel world, sports, the despicable, and Disney. LeVitre also analyzes film that should have been in the first book but were not because they were then too complicated or were not on his radar, and he adds to and/or corrects comments made in the first book. LeVitre, in most cases, ties films to Scripture. However, his Holy Spirit again has led him to explore areas of his life in a few instances. The author had believed the first book would be the last, for about a week. Then God inundated him with what appears in this volume. Since the beginning, LeVitre, a pastor's son, has been looking for the moral of the story, and by doing so, has been entertained, but more importantly, has been enlightened. LeVitre has been proud to call New Hampshire home since 1968.

The Hollywood Project

The Hollywood Project PDF
Author: Alex Field
Publisher: Relevant Media Group
ISBN: 9780974694214
Size: 25.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Featuring candid conversations with screenwriters, directors, and producers who make films that explore spiritual themes and ask probing spiritual questions, this book provides an exclusive look into the motivation behind the themes contained in their art.

Extraordinary Jobs With Animals

Extraordinary Jobs with Animals PDF
Author: Alecia T. Devantier
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438111703
Size: 37.58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Agriculture
Languages : en
Pages : 158
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Ever wonder who wrangles the animals during a movie shoot? What it takes to be a brewmaster? How that play-by-play announcer got his job? What it is like to be a secret shopper? The new.

Be The Lion

Be the Lion  PDF
Author: Philip K. Hardin M.A. M.Div.
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1664225455
Size: 39.79 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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When men get stuck in their relationships, jobs, and unwanted behaviors, they generally have no idea what to do. Most men silently struggle alone or numb themselves with excess alcohol, anger, work, or play. Be the Lion! takes men down a path of learning how to connect with other men through 10 time-tested guidelines. These “real men” strategies offer freedom from isolation, secrets, and judgment, which rob men of living their best lives. Hearing the stories of men’s lives who have been transformed by being in community with other men is inspirational and offers a game-changing paradigm for men today.

Guilty

Guilty PDF
Author: Jack G. Shaheen
Publisher: Interlink Publishing
ISBN: 1623710200
Size: 57.30 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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“Nothing will be the same again.” Americans scarred by the experience of 9/11 often express this sentiment. But what remains the same, argues Jack Shaheen, is Hollywood’s stereotyping of Arabs. In his new book about films made after 9/11, Shaheen finds that nearly all of Hollywood’s post-9/11 films legitimize a view of Arabs as stereotyped villains and the use of Arabs and Muslims as shorthand for the “Enemy” or “Other.” Along with an examination of a hundred recent movies, Shaheen addresses the cultural issues at play since 9/11: the government’s public relations campaigns to win “hearts and minds” and the impact of 9/11 on citizens and on the imagination. He suggests that winning the “war on terror” would take shattering the centuries-old stereotypes of Arabs, and frames the solutions needed to begin to tackle the problem and to change the industry and culture at large.

Die Fremdenlegion

Die Fremdenlegion PDF
Author: Christian Koller
Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh
ISBN: 3657775633
Size: 61.68 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : de
Pages : 340
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Memoiren, Romane, Filme und Propagandaschriften haben den Ruf der Fremdenlegion als Sammelbecken von Kriminellen und Aussteigern, als sadistisch-militaristische Hölle oder als exotische Lebenswelt romantischer Helden verbreitet. Christian Kollers faszinierendes Buch liefert die erste auf aktuellen sozial- und kulturgeschichtlichen Zugängen basierende Beschreibung dieser Söldnertruppe. Gestützt auf Selbstzeugnisse, Archivalien und Quellen zu den politischen und medialen Diskussionen über die Legion, beschreibt er deren Rolle als Instrument des Kolonialimperialismus, ihre nationale und soziale Zusammensetzung, ihre Darstellung und Mythisierung in Politik, Medien und Kultur. Auch die Identitätspolitik der Fremdenlegion, der eigene Blick der Legionäre auf Hierarchie, Disziplin, Kameradschaft, den mysteriösen "Cafard", Alkohol, Prostitution und Homosexualität werden eingehend behandelt. Darüber hinaus findet das Verhältnis der Legionäre zu den kolonisierten Bevölkerungen eingehend Berücksichtigung - von kriegerischen Aufeinandertreffen bis zu mehr oder weniger gewaltgeprägten sexuellen Beziehungen.